The teaching load is excellent: one course per semester.
The answer can include the creation of a wide range of publishing activities: journals, blogs, websites, etc.
In building these projects from the ground up, students (individually or in collaboration) gain experience that joining an already-existing magazine doesn't necessarily cultivate.
Last year we were delighted to be joined by Jennifer Moxley.
Holders of the residency in the future will continue to include distinguished writers from all three genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).
Our students win numerous departmental and university scholarships, including English department scholarships, ENR program grants, and coveted Arts and Sciences Independent Study Awards that support summer writing projects.
Recent students have traveled, with UW support, to Mexico, China, Uzbekistan, France, Paraguay, Spain, Lebanon, Romania, India, Iceland, and Uruguay. For Fall 2016, we'll welcome a fully funded class of 9.
All of our full-time MFA students are fully funded with two-year graduate assistantships.
Currently, assistantships include a stipend of ,078 per academic year, a tuition and fees waiver, and student health insurance.
Laramie has an old-west charm but also a funky college-town feel: it's home to some fine independent bookstores and coffee shops, and the restaurant options include vegan (in addition to steak houses). Laramie was also recently named by Outside magazine as one of the 40 best college towns in the United States, and for good reason: the rugged mountains of the Snowies and the Medicine Bow National Forest to the east and west of town offer vast areas of public land and boundless opportunities for hiking, camping, trout fishing, mountain biking, and rock climbing.
Winters can be long and cold, but that’s all more reason to take up snowshoeing, skiing, ice skating, ice fishing, sledding, or curling (or hunker down in the first-rate gym on campus).